CSL-WAVE-V3_1-Introduction

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CSL-WAVE 3.1

Unleashing the power of the

z

Penguins

Virtualization Management Where IT Counts

September 2012

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Topics we will discuss today:

      The need we have identified High level overview of CSL-WAVE Product Foundation More on CSL-WAVE Value and Architecture New v3.1 Features Summary © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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Needs when running z/VM based server farms:

 Handle Provisioning of: Servers, Storage, Network devices and Server-to-Network Connections     Attend to the different needs of various administrative teams (Operations, z/VM & Linux) Provide effective means of automating management tasks Allow delegation of administrative capabilities to the Linux administrators for simpler management Do it all via a simple Intuitive and user friendly interface © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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CSL-WAVE High Level Overview

   Management, Provisioning, Automation and Simplification solution for virtual server farms Focused on System z with z/VM environment Based on a 3-Tier Architecture: – CSL-WAVE Server - Running our BTS (Background Task Scheduler) and the knowledge-base DB

WAVESRV (Linux Server)

– Modular TVP (Target Virtualization Platform) API that drives SMAPI and our Service Machines – GUI Clients and CLI users login to manage the virtual server farm(s) GUI GUI Clients Clients TVP API GUI GUI Clients Clients

TVP z/VM Instances

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CSL-WAVE Foundation

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Knowledge Base:

Keeps track of the managed systems’ components and their associated metadata

Task Scheduler:

Employs Work Units (WU) processing architecture using BTS Worker threads

Common Output Repository (COR):

Where output generated by each BTS WU is stored in a Spool-like fashion

Message Brokers:

Efficiently move messages across all system components

Security Enforcer:

Controls the Scope and Permissions of every user action

Device Management:

Simple and Automatic control of all virtual devices as well as real/dedicate devices © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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CSL-WAVE Foundation

(Cont..)

GUI: Rich and intuitive graphic environment with dynamic views of the server farm as the workplace © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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CSL-WAVE Main Features

Using the architecture and technologies outlined on the Foundation slide, CSL-WAVE facilitates advanced capabilities in these areas:

1) Simplification 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) Automation Provisioning Graphical Control Auto-Detection Enhanced Server Farm Administration Network Support Extended Security © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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More on CSL-WAVE Value and Architecture

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Simplification

      Rich GUI with active graphical views of all managed objects (Network Topologies, Performance Gauges, Storage Pie-charts and more…).

Views (Except the NW) may flipped to tabular mode Use Point’n’click and Drag’n’drop techniques Advanced filters, tagging, layouts and layers selection for every display Multiple objects may be selected (via groups, filters or simply with random mouse clicks) for any action Easy access to the z/Linux guests directly from the GUI using SSH, 3270 or CLC terminals © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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Automation

    Ordered Activation/Deactivation of servers Run Linux shell scripts against dynamic/static grouped/filtered servers, as CSL-WAVE background tasks, listing the results for each selected server Run REXX EXECs against any virtual object with customized parameters and results-listing - All via the GUI WAVECLI – A CLI for CSL-WAVE actions that can be called from Linux shell scripts or Windows Batch files © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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Provisioning

     Sophisticated guests cloning including Cross System Clone (Across LPARs and CECs) Run REXX execs as part of the cloning process for local z/VM customization ( Ability to customize the first boot of a cloned server

Before and After TCPIP is initialized!

) Creation and configuration of VSwitches and Guest LANs Storage management and provisioning at the z/VM and Linux levels (Including LVM support) © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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Auto-Detection

    Agent-Less technology! Automatic initial-detection of all the virtual server farm’s components: Servers, Prototypes, Networks, Network Devices and Storage Any changes to the system, done by any CSL-WAVE component or user are immediately propagated to all GUI users User-controlled ongoing monitoring of changes made outside of CSL-WAVE after the initial Auto Detection © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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Enhanced Server Farm Administration

       Performance Monitoring – Tapping into the z/VM Performance Toolkit or Velocity data collectors Intelligent Active Notes (IANs) – “Post-it” like notes that can be attached to any managed object Communication-less Connection (CLC) – Proprietary non-TCPIP based terminal Proprietary 3270 Access to z/Linux console Dynamic generation of Guest-to-Disk graphic maps Reporting subsystem with a built-in report-writer CSL-WAVE Log message routing via standard “syslogd” to any central log repositories © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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Enhanced Server Farm Administration

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(Cont..)

Custom Attributes – Create site defined attributes and associate them with servers for grouping and filtering purposes – Import comma delimited files with custom attributes association to guests for an easy mass update of the CSL-WAVE knowledgebase Enterprise Viewer – Manage workloads across z/VM instances and CECs, via Custom Attributes so servers may be started/stopped as a group regardless of the z/VM instant hosting them – – Get performance gauges for all z/VMs on one screen Unlimited number of z/VMs may be managed concurrently © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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Network Support

      Centralized, layer-based view of the entire network topology per z/VM System, with cross-system integration via VLANs Define and control all network devices such as VSwitches and Guest LANs, manipulate servers-to network connect/disconnect, using GUI draw tools Auto-Handle definitions at the z/VM and Linux levels Support for VLAN usage (Trunk/Access modes) Management of VSwitches with protocol layer 2 or 3 Customize CSL-WAVE’s network-topology-view with external resources (Routers, Other LPARs etc...) © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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Extended Security

       Security Management via Scopes-and-Permissions sets for each CSL-WAVE user Permission resolution at the right-click menu level for every action on any type of managed object Login authentication via LDAP or CSL-WAVE proprietary users’ management Support for RACF and VM:Secure LOGON-BY authentication support for 3270 access RSA/DSA certificates support for SSH access Locking/Unlocking of all managed objects (Virtual and Physical for authorized users © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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Dedicated Device Pools Manager

 Dedicated devices are managed in pools using the Device Pools Manager which handles requests for dedicated devices  – – – The management is done by three device-class pools: DASDs HIPER Sockets OSAs  The site may manage multiple pools for each device-class (Test/PROD/SYS etc…) © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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Dedicated Device Pools

  Drilling into the Device Pool Manager, we get to the actual Device Pools which list information about each device in the pool – – – – – – Information such as: Device Address ONLINE status Usage Owner LOCK status IAN (Intelligent Active Note) status © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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Dedicated Device Pools

 HiperSockets Device Pool example © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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The BTS Work Units Table

  List all of the BTS Work Units in the system (and their status) according to the viewer’s scope The user can further filter this table by originated user, date-time, and other criteria © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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The COR Entries

   Each BTS WU has a COR entry associated with it The COR entry holds all the output generated for/by the WU Dynamically refreshed progress bar for the WU is shown as well © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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What’s New?!

V3.1 Features

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FCP Support

 Enhanced Disk mapping now includes FCP attached storage to guests and storage controllers: © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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FCP Support

(Cont..)

 CSL-WAVE v3.1 provides inventory management and tracking for FCP storage (WWPNs, Storage controllers, LUNs, Unique DISK IDs): © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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FCP Support

Visual representation of the storage layout: Combining CKD DASD and FCP Layer-based view, enables selective display of components

(Cont..)

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FCP Support

(Cont..)

   FCP support integration into the Manage Storage task - Provides the ability to add FCP storage to guests using existing FCP devices or new ones (automatically allocated from Device pools) FCP Storage can be added as regular partitions or LVM directly from the GUI Easily and intelligently handling of all needed tasks in the z/VM side, as well as on the Linux side © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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FCP Support

(Cont..)

   FCP device provisioning is managed by CSL-WAVE automatically via Device Pools thereby eliminating the need to track free/used FCP device The new FCP devices are offered based on the cloned guest’s original device-pools Next modification of CSL-WAVE will introduce: – Map original WWPN-LUN pairs to new WWPN-LUN pairs – Automatic modification of the multipath configuration © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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Shared Directory Enhancements

    v3.1 introduces Enhanced Shared Directory Support Massive performance improvements due to centralization of common data Removal of per-system periodic discovery tasks Dramatic reduction in GUI and BTS memory requirements is recognized with large shops with lots of z/VMs sharing the same directory © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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Virtual to Real Memory Gauge

 The System Status and the Enterprise Dashboard panels now show a new Virtual-to-Real gauge © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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Virtual to Real Memory Gauge

(Cont..)

   The gauge shows the current over/under-commit percentage, based on user defined thresholds and maximum values Provides another monitoring aspect for the status and health of the z/VM LPARs managed by CSL-WAVE Can enhance the ability to make educated decisions about whether or not the LPARs can support additional active guests © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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Pause/Resume Actions

   Ability to stop (CP STOP) and resume (CP BEGIN) guests as a multiple task action Dormant or currently unused guests may be paused to free up memory and CPU resources Provides the ability to stop or resume guests in a mass - By group, project, Custom Attribute or any other multiple selection © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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BTS Enhancements

 More of user initiated work is now scheduled as BTS tasks:  Init-For-WAVE  Manage Storage  Pause/Resume  Lock/Unlock Guests  Read/Update/Delete Guests’ IANs  Generate Storage Maps   As BTS tasks - COR entries are now generated for each of the above tasks These actions are now available from the EV for guests across the enterprise, regardless of their z/VM LPAR residency © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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Init-For-WAVE Enhancements

   Granulation of the Process is provided for better control Allowance for “per-function” compliance of the Init-For-WAVE process Refresh Linux-Data action – Provide a way to run a subset of the Init-For-WAVE process allowing a refresh of certain aspects of the guest (FCP connections, hostname, etc.) – May be run against any selection of guest for mass updates © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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Export to CSV

  All Table-based Viewers can now export their contents (including any change to the displayed columns, their order, etc.) to a Comma Separated File selected by the user Data can be very easily exported to other applications (such as Microsoft EXCEL) © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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Enhanced Filters

    The new filters support comma-delimited value-list as the comparison target – CSL-WAVE will use the “OR” operator when performing object selection from the knowledgebase Option to filter guests by hostname or IP address is now available Non-VM personnel are presented with more familiar filtering capability In some shops, the Linux system administrators manage and identify guests based only on their hostnames or IP addresses © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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CSL-WAVE Benefits

      Enables z-based virtualization as a practical and economical solution for –

“Virtual Server Farms with NO LIMITS”

Allows easy management of ANY-SIZE server farm Multiple z/VMs managed via central control (EV) Standardize the management UI regardless of the HW platform (z9/z10/z196/z114) Extended IT team control over the server farm whilst cutting costs Delegate administrative authority with full control of Scopes and Permissions © Copyright. This presentation may not be duplicated without a written permission from CSL International Ltd.

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Value Proposition Summary:

      CSL-WAVE is a best of breed virtualization enabler and virtual server provisioning management solution Simplification and Automation of System z virtual server farm management via an intuitive and rich GUI All managed Linux images remain Agent-Free CSL-WAVE does not have any architectural limitation to the capacity it can manage … Goal driven user experience All of the above value points geared towards:

Driving your IT COSTS DOWN!

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Remember:

CSL-WAVE = All

z

POWER !!!

(Without

z

Learning Curve…)

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